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State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – They asked what interested me about the job and why I wanted the job. The questions were pretty standard and there weren't any questions that I would say caught me off guard. The interview last for about twenty minutes. Once the interview was completed, I got a call a few days later with an offer.

Interview Question – None. The questions were pretty standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at State Street in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, was contacted by a recruiter. They set up a phone interview. I was then invited to interview with 2 of the senior associates. They later gave me an offer. It was a pretty simple and to the point process. I think that having an employee referral is the easiest way to get hired.

Interview Question – What did you have for breakfast.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate my start date.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Quincy, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in August 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process was very informal. They mostly ask about time management, attention to details and ability to work as a team. I met with several different people from the team. They were very informative about the role.

Interview Question – No technical questions - they train all entry level team members   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – Took about a month to finally set up an interview, had to interview with 3 individuals. First person I was suppose to meet with had something else to do so I met with the second interviewer first. Took 1 hour to basically waste time until the person that was suppose to interview me third showed up. It was all a little disorganized, and stressed me out a little bit.

Interview Question – You don't have any good qualifications like many other applicants I've had so why are you here?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Kansas City, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in September 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was pretty standard. I was asked all the cliche' interview questions that some redundant middle management goon reads off a sheet. The had 15% turnover yearly when I was there so they basically have a revolving door for employees. Very easy to get a job there especially if you know a current employee. They actually have to give bonuses to employees to get them to refer friends.

Interview Question – Just google pointless interview questions and you will have a list of everything they ask.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none, employees are like livestock to this company.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in December 2013.

Interview Details – First interview is over the phone with human resources. The first interview last about 30 minutes and consisted mostly of behavioral questions. Most of the questions were stated as, "can you think of a time when..." The human resources interviewer was very nice and professional. If this interview goes well, candidates are invited on site for a second interview with two officers. The second interview consisted of more behavioral questions with the addition of questions about State Street Corp.

Interview Question – Can you think of a time when a breakdown in communication caused a problem? What was the error and how did you resolve this problem?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant Associate I
Boston, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – 15 minute Phone interview, and then two one-on-one interviews with account managers. very structured and standard interview question - - strengths, weaknesses, and experiences

Interview Question – the initial interview questions are very common interview questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Initial offer was very straight forward with standard starting salary with little room to negotiate. the salary was a bit lower than expected but i was reassured that there would be over-time and bonus opportunities however this did not turn out to be accurate in my group. over-time opportunities are definitely available in some groups but not all.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in March 2010.

Interview Details – Management review of resume, all resume should be one page. No more and no less. Questions are all behavioral based questions. You must provide and EXAMPLE relating to the question. No general answer such as "I would do this or that." Usually promote internally.

Interview Question – Provide me with a time you had to complete a task, by a strict deadline, but had multiple interruptions. What did you do to complete the task and how did you handle the interruptions?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was not negotiation and is none during promotion. Everything is set, either except or decline.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – i apply online and got phone intereview and the lady asked behavior questions and a day later the emailed to make face to face interview. and they asked behavior questions again.

Interview Question – a lot of behavior questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Boston, MA

I applied online - interviewed at State Street in June 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview about salary and other basic questions, then two 30 mins 2-on-1 in person interviews with AVP, they asked a few questions on some work experiences, then they wanted me to ask them questions. It's a fast pace working environment and you will need to commit for 3-5 years as the learning process may take a year

Interview Question – What role do you play in a team?   Answer Question

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